Owens-Illinois, Inc., Company Records, MSS-200

This large collection of records encompasses the entire history of Owens-Illinois, Inc. Included is a large historical bottle collection, as well as photos, annual reports, sales, and marketing catalogs for the various brands owned by Owens-Illinois, Inc.; the personal papers of various Owens-Illinois, Inc. executives; illustrations of various Owens-Illinois, Inc. plants; and audio-visual materials. The collection also includes information pertaining to the numerous companies that have either been incorporated into or created from Owens-Illinois, Inc., including the Owens Bottle Company, Owens Bottle Machine Company, National Container, Libbey-Owens-Ford, and Illinois-Pacific Glass.

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Flask
Ring Eagle, evidence traces this flask to New England Co., a forerunner of O-I.
Food or laboratory jar
Top has a flat glass lid, metal strip closure. Pat. 1939, 18 OI 3 15
Fruit jar
Ball Sure Seal.
Fruit jar
Ball Improved, patented 1858.
Fruit jar
Made by O-I, capacity 64 oz., WGT. 82 oz.
Fruit jar
Ball Mason, Genuine Sculptured Glass, Washington's Headquarters, Valley Forge 1776-1976. Copy C
Fruit juice bottle
Orange Juice and Grapefruit Juice. 9 877, 2 copies
Glass Insulator
Glass insulator. Kimble Tempered 830 Made in the U.S.A. 3-56
Glass jug
Compliments of Illinois Glass Co. Rotary International. O-I bottle
Government Center
The government center that houses city, county, and state offices under one roof. Part of the Briefing Book on Downtown Revitalization authored by John N. Graham
Groundbreakers at the construction site
A gathering of groundbreakers. The photo was included in a press release by the Owens-Illinois News Bureau staff John E. Hoff
Groundbreaking
CEO Edwin D. Dodd and others at the groundbreaking ceremony. The shovel is a part of the Canaday Center collections
Historical and pictorial flask
For our country. On one side an eagle, the other a flag, probably made at Hammondstown, NJ, by Coffin and Hay, McKearin, prob. G11-54
Historical and pictorial flask
Masonic-Eagle, Zanesville, Ohio, J. Shepard and Co.
Historical and pictorial flasks
Masonic-Eagle Keene, N.H.
Historical and pictorial flasks
Washington-Jackson.
Historical and pictorial flasks
Lafayette-Liberty Corp., Coventry Conn.
Historical and pictorial flasks
Scroll Lask, Pittsburgh/Midwest.
Historical and pictorial flasks
Success to the Railroad, Keene, N.H.
Illinois Glass Co. Employees
Office employees of Illinois Glass Co. handwritten notation on the back dates this photo to 1895

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